This holiday season saw a bevy of celebs pop the question including LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and John Legend. Now, is reporting that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has accepted the proposal of her longtime partner William “Willie” Wilkerson and the two are now engaged!

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Not one to waste any time, Franklin and Wilkerson have already nailed down a few details of their upcoming nuptials. The pair is considering a romantic Miami Beach affair this summer with an exclusive reception aboard a private yacht.

Franklin is also excited about finding the perfect wedding dress. “Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown,” her rep told

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And if you’re thinking that Franklin and Wilkerson are tying the knot because there’s a bun in the oven, you’d be terribly mistaken.

“We’re looking at June or July for our date and no, I’m not pregnant!” laughed the soul singer.

Congrats to the blissful couple!


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